Alison Hedge Coke
Reynolds Endowed Chair, 308.865.8672
Blackfeet novelist Stephen Graham Jones and short story writer Eddie Chuculate will read from their works on Thursday (Nov. 5) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Fine Arts Studio Theater.
The presentation, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., is part of the Reynolds Series, and is free and open to the public.
Jones, a Blackfeet Native American, is known for writing stories of horror, crime and science fiction. His latest novel, “Ledfeather,” is a story of magical ties of family love, death wishes and survival. Among his other books are “All the Beautiful Sinners,” “Bleed into Me,” “Demon Theory” and “The Fast Red Road.”
“PopMatters,” an international magazine of cultural criticism, wrote that Jones “…is the kind of author that makes the frustrated writer inside every book reviewer cringe with self-doubt.”
Among his awards are the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction, the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award, Literal Latte Short-Short contest, Writers’ League of Texas Fellowship in Literature and the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction.
Born in West Texas, Jones earned a B.A. in English and philosophy at Texas Tech University and an M.A. at the University of North Texas. He then earned a Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. He is currently an associate professor in the M.F.A. program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Chuculate, who is of Muscogee Creek and Cherokee Indian descent, is an award-winning short story writer from Muskogee, Okla.
In 2007, he won an O. Henry Prize for his story, “Galveston Bay, 1826.” His stories have appeared in “Manoa,” “Ploughshares,” “The Iowa Review,” “Blue Mesa Review” and “Many Mountains Moving.”
Chuculate, who holds a B.A. in creative writing, worked as a sportswriter for nine years before attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where, was persuaded by the poet Jon Davis to change his major from museum studies to creative writing. Further, he has held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University and has worked as a copy editor for “The Denver Post.”
For more information, contact Allison Hedge Coke, Paul and Clarice Reynolds Chair of Poetry and Writing, at 308.865.8672.